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ViveLa France

Est. '19


Art for sale


0+ yr experience Fine Artist-Master Painter
Highly-Skilled 30+ Yr Experience Fine Artist/PAINTER Seeking Paid Work (NO SPEC)

Toronto, ON
Versatile. Can paint in all mediums, subjects & styles. 

Expert Watercolorist. Specializing in realistic Portraiture & Landscapes.

I am a self-taught, highly-skilled professional-painter and am very versatile. 

Master colorist & realist. 
I specialize in portraiture & scenery in high-realism in medium of watercolor but can paint in all mediums. 

In short, I can paint anything: portraits, scenery, still-life, impressionistic, abstract, surrealism, architectural-renderings, animals, custom classic automobiles, fantastical work, surrealism,comedic,narrative, editorial-illustration, conceptual,. 

I've painted many, many celebrities, painted for CD covers, painted and designed book-covers, murals, painted on clothes and even on people. 

I also do photography and digital design/art. 
Have designed logos & editorial-illustration in digital mode. 

SOME of the people/clients I've painted works of (& for) include: 

-Harry Dean Stanton-Actor 
-Daniel Johnston-Singer/Song-Writer 
-Kitten Natividad-Actress 
-Xaviera Hollander-Feminist/Celebrity 
-Toronto People's Comedy Festival, 
-Ernie Coombs Commemoration at Royal York Hotel 
-Herschell Gordon Lewis-director & marketing guru 
-Peter James-famed UK crime novelist 
-UNESCO New Songs For Peace 
-David Suzuki 
-Jazz FM Radio Toronto 
-Tony Bennett 
-Kevin Hearn- Pianist of The Bare Naked Ladies, 
-Great Bob Scott -famed Canadian jazz drummer 
-a Japanese Good Will Ambassador, 
-famous Kendo Champion, 
-Designed/painted several CD covers 
-Bell-Box Mural Project in Toronto 
-designed cover for crime-writer Bob Chinn's book: 
"Flesh Of The Lotus"; A Johnny Wadd Novel & painted author's portrait for the back cover. 
- writers, 
…and equally-important, every-day People and their pets, homes, cars, cottages... 

I have also donated many charitable artistic-contributions to worthwhile causes; including to The Families of Victims of Homicide. 

My most recent exhibition was of my several Peter Berlin paintings as part of The Super Wonder Gallery's Super Naughty Art Show in February of 2016. 


Art Historian & Critic, Stephen T. Williams writes: 

" Denise LaFrance is a highly accomplished and internationally recognized artist who works in a variety of mediums - including painting in oil and watercolor, photography, and fashion design. 

Denise is also long-time professional Model. 

She has exhibited her paintings in a number of high-profile venues over the years, and most notably, her painting of famed B-Movie director George Kuchar was exhibited at the MoMA PS1 and one of her many portraits of her friend; famed German film-maker, photographer and model Peter Berlin was exhibited at the Leslie-Lohman Museum Of Gay & Lesbian Art in NYC" at the Leslie-Lohman Annex, 127-B Prince Street, New 
York, NY 10012. 
Denise LaFrance is a self-taught painter with 30+ years experience 
Wide range of styles:realism portraiture, surrealism, abstract, landscapes, conceptual editorial-illustration. 

Specializes in watercolor and oil. 
She can paint anything. 
Very versatile. High attention to detail. 

Long list of notable clients, including several celebrities. 

UK crime author Peter James called Denise LaFrance: 
"Toronto's greatest living painter"! 

Denise's portrait of the late, famed film-director George Kuchar part of the George Kuchar Commemoration-Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art/MOMA PS1 gallery in NYC."